The volleyball world mourns the tragic death of Julia Ituma.

The Italian athlete fell from the sixth floor of her Istanbul hotel.

The 18-year-old was playing for the club Igor Gorgonzola Novara.

She was in Istanbul for the Champions League semi-final second leg.

The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

Turkish authorities are investigating the incident.

Julia was a rising star in professional volleyball.

She won a gold medal at a European championship and was a valuable player.